I was honestly quite shocked to see Gary Oldman walk away with the Golden Globe for his performance as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, because there is no way to watch that film and not see the parallels between Churchill and Trump. Churchill is up against his own cabinet, who want a peace deal with the Nazis, brokered by Mussolini.
Yeah, sounds like a great plan. Let’s give Iran nukes and let terrorists enter the country at will, too, shall we?
Churchill, like Trump, engages in a kind of democracy that gives me hope for the future.
Reprinted from Dangerous,com
President Donald Trump takes his message directly to the people, and the people respond. This is exactly how democracy should be.
Scott Adams makes a compelling case that President Trump has achieved the highest approval rating of any President, ever, based on a single measure. “In a free, capitalist country, ‘the economy’ captures all the goodness and badness of a presidency without really trying. And the measure that best reflects the future of the economy, in my opinion, is small business optimism.”
The Small Business Optimism Index has hit a record high, following a pattern of highs that lasted all through 2017. Small business owners believe Trump is creating conditions that will allow them to succeed, and their optimism reflects approval.
How is it that small business owners are so familiar with Trump’s agenda and plans? Are small business owners more likely to engage with politics? More likely to care about political reporting? More likely to consume political media? There is no evidence for this. Small business owners are just normal Americans, and Trump reaches those normal Americans using social media.
When Mike Huckabee compared Trump to Winston Churchill, as portrayed by Gary Oldman in the film Darkest Hour, he was met with hysterical condemnation from the left. “Churchill was hated by his own party, opposition party, and press. Feared by King as reckless, and despised for his bluntness,” Huckabee tweeted. “But unlike Neville Chamberlain, he didn’t retreat. We had a Chamberlain for 8 yrs; in @realDonaldTrump we have a Churchill.”
What the film makes clearer than Huckabee’s tweet is Churchill’s willingness to canvass the people themselves about what actions they would like to take. Churchill rode the Tube and talked to the normal, regular hoi polloi of Britain, who would be called upon, after all, to bear the consequences of what his leadership wrought.